President Trump hugs the American flag during the Conservative Political Action Conference.(Photo provided by The Associated Press.)We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The Associated Press” to “Times.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got Trump’s off script speech, Venezuela’s visit to Ecuador, and an incident in New Orleans killing two.
President Trump slandered the democrats in two hour speech
President Donald Trump spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference for nearly two hours, denouncing the democrats as the as the party of “the socialist nightmare,” according to The Associated Press.
“America will never be a socialist country,” Trump said. “Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justice, it’s not about virtue.” He said it’s about “power for the ruling class.”
He continued by mocking the left’s Green New Deal and said he wished he would have waited to bring up Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Native American heritage so he could have run against her.
Trump stated that going off script is what won him the 2016 election and predicted a win in 2020.
Venezuelan opposition leader makes his last stop in Ecuador
Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader, visited Ecuador before returning home as apart of his continent-wide campaign to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resign.
Guaido visited Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Ecuador to meet with their leaders to deepen relations as allies and to plan how to defeat a dictatorship, according to Times.
Times reports that the United States, along with 50 other states, recognize Guaido as the rightful leader of Venezuela after the rigged election.
Despite the recognition of his leadership, Guaido still faces the possibility of going to jail for breaking the current foreign-travel bans.
Guaido said he will …